After the top coat is completely dry to the touch, sand the item again with sandpaper. She hit this orange hue right on the money if you ask me. Cotton is my new favorite fall floral. A protective clear coat is an option, but here an unvarnished finish reinforces the worn look. Prime the entire project piece using a paintbrush, allowing the primer to dry completely. If you like, you can do more distressing with sandpaper. Please follow the steps below to learn how to crackle paint furniture.
Just think up what you want your furniture or other wooden décor to look like, and then make it happen. Of course, I had to throw in a cotton wreath. The red board with white cracks is my least favorite of the three boards, but I think other colors of paint would look good. For best results, be sure to use a flat or matte finish for the bottom coat. Just like with commercial crackle finish, your furniture needs to be painted with a base coat of paint first.
Paint: Sweet Pea base coat and Autumn Purple top coat To artificially age the kitchen island shown here, decorative painter Ingrid Leess started by priming it, then brushing on a coat of flat lime green. Comments Please Leave a Comment We want to hear from you! I sanded and repainted with a standard latex paint in a light mossy color. Otherwise, leave it as is for the most realistic aged finish. To learn how to distress the finish to enhance the crackle effect, read on! Basically, I did a splotch here and a splotch there, with no pattern. By the way, for this tutorial I am using Waverly Chalk Paint from Walmart.
Sandpaper kicks up dust and paint chips. If you want to use the existing furniture finish as the base color for your crackle finish, skip the primer and proceed to Step 6. Copyright © 2019 HubPages Inc. Use an almost dry brush, with thick paint, and fill in just enough of the stencil to provide an overall idea or impression. HubPages Google Analytics This is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized.
Paypal This is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. A crackle finish creates an aged look on a piece of furniture, showing an underlying paint color beneath the top finish. In this case, choose or any for the final coat because gloss or semi-gloss do not crack well. Which means you can create your own version of a piece's history, with colors of your choosing, whether you're aging one that's actually old or not. No need for a lot of prep work here—surface imperfections are at the heart of this finish's charm. They offered to return it but I loved the one method that worked best.
This should be a flat paint, preferably dark in color, since it will show through the crackle to give the finish depth. . With how thick the wet paint is between the two layers, it will crack if it dries too quickly. The Facebook furniture buying bandit is at it again! After the primer dries, put on 2 layers of your base coat. Wipe the item down with a damp cloth. I have also used Elmers many of times, I just happen to be out at the moment. This is most likely color that has gotten into the wood grain.
When the glue is somewhat dry but still a little tacky, brush on the top coat of paint. Once the first coat of paint is dry, brush on the crackle medium. Brush one coat only of flat latex or acrylic paint over the crackle medium or glue. And the deep farther spaced cracks are where the glue was a really thick layer. HubPages ® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. This goes for the undercoat as well as for the top coat.
Distressing furniture with crackle medium is fun and easy. Allow the paint to dry for at least a day, then brush crackle medium over the paint. This was a really fun photo to stage. Openx This is an ad network. Amazon Unified Ad Marketplace This is an ad network.
Step 2-Prepare Your Work Area Lay down a plastic paint cloth around and under the object you plan to strip. And wood glue tends to be a little bit easier to work with. In that case, you probably want your stenciled image or letters to be sharp and clear, but with a crackled surface, super sharp stenciling would look sort of out of place. You'd have to have a steady hand and be very patient, as that would take a long time for a large surface like a table. However, it will not be as dramatic an effect. However, it typically looks most realistic on wooden pieces that naturally weather over time.